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#Smoking

# smoking - Sunday 7 January, 2018

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

Jan 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,238 Views 11 Comments

Quitting smoking is top of the list.

# smoking - Saturday 6 January, 2018

You're twice as likely to develop mental health problems if you smoke, HSE says
# Giving Up
# Giving Up

You're twice as likely to develop mental health problems if you smoke, HSE says

Jan 6th 2018, 4:00 PM 13,634 Views 51 Comments

A new study showed the benefits

# smoking - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland
# HSE
# HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

Jan 3rd 2018, 2:34 PM 17,375 Views 43 Comments

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

# smoking - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else
# Smoking Bans
# Smoking Bans

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else

Dec 31st 2017, 8:45 AM 15,619 Views 11 Comments

Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being.

# smoking - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers
# Genetic Mechanism
# Genetic Mechanism

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Tiny worms may have the answers

Nov 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 19,017 Views 13 Comments

The worms exhibit behavioral responses to nicotine similar to what mammals experience.

# smoking - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?
# Smoking Break
# Smoking Break

Column: Should Irish companies give non-smokers extra days off?

Nov 4th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,537 Views 70 Comments

Japanese companies are offering non-smoking staff an additional six days paid annual leave to make up for the breaks smokers take, writes Jason O’Callaghan.

# smoking - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

Oct 28th 2017, 9:43 AM 17,293 Views 31 Comments

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

# smoking - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches
# Quit It
# Quit It

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 24,480 Views 58 Comments

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

# smoking - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'
# Column
# Column

'Abstinence-only approach to nicotine has created undue fears about alternatives'

Oct 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 14,062 Views 44 Comments

We need truthful information on the relative risks of cigarettes compared to the various smoke-free alternative products, writes David T Sweanor.

# smoking - Monday 3 July, 2017

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies
# Ethical Investment
# Ethical Investment

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,768 Views 20 Comments

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# smoking - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?

May 31st 2017, 9:38 AM 24,048 Views 59 Comments

Children from deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds.

Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes'
# World No Tobacco Day
# World No Tobacco Day

Column: '8 per cent of young people aged 10 to 17 smoke cigarettes'

May 31st 2017, 6:30 AM 419 Views 21 Comments

We need smoking prevention efforts to ensure smoking rates continue to drop among all young people, writes Donal Buggy.

# smoking - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

Cannabis set to be legal in Canada by July 2018

Apr 13th 2017, 8:20 AM 11,425 Views 57 Comments

This would make the country only the second to do so, after Uruguay.

# smoking - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)
# How To Quit
# How To Quit

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Apr 10th 2017, 5:30 PM 22,314 Views 32 Comments

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

# smoking - Friday 7 April, 2017

'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'
# QUIT
# QUIT

'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'

Apr 7th 2017, 6:20 AM 16,111 Views 38 Comments

Smoking is directly related to more than 5,600 deaths in Ireland every year.

# smoking - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today
# Lighting Up
# Lighting Up

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today

Mar 15th 2017, 4:31 PM 38,831 Views 64 Comments

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

# smoking - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'
# National Quit Day
# National Quit Day

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'

Mar 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 16,620 Views 30 Comments

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease – pharmacists want to buck this trend.

# smoking - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes
# Quitting
# Quitting

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

Feb 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 10,588 Views 30 Comments

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

# smoking - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'
# Quitting
# Quitting

Vaping is 'far safer than smoking'

Feb 7th 2017, 10:04 AM 15,734 Views 38 Comments

New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies.

# smoking - Monday 30 January, 2017

Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces?

Jan 30th 2017, 8:45 PM 15,972 Views 86 Comments

A number of businesses in Dublin have moved to ban smoking where their customers eating outside.

# smoking - Friday 20 January, 2017

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight
# Heart Disease
# Heart Disease

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight

Jan 20th 2017, 3:13 PM 9,962 Views 24 Comments

A study carried out over 11 years found patients with a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die in hospital compared to people who were obese or overweight.

# smoking - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report
# Tackling Addiction
# Tackling Addiction

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Jan 5th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,192 Views 59 Comments

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

# smoking - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016

Dec 27th 2016, 1:48 PM 8,490 Views 23 Comments

Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.

# smoking - Monday 26 December, 2016

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums
# E-cigarettes
# E-cigarettes

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums

Dec 26th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,257 Views 27 Comments

More research is needed, however.

# smoking - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Broke after Christmas? 7 tips to help you quit smoking and save money
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# Sponsored By Hse Quit

Broke after Christmas? 7 tips to help you quit smoking and save money

Dec 21st 2016, 12:43 PM 15,933 Views 23 Comments

You’ll be happier, healthier AND richer. What’s not to like?

# smoking - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up
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# Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to quit smoking? 6 unexpected benefits of giving up

Dec 20th 2016, 12:35 PM 17,867 Views 21 Comments

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

# smoking - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses
# Stubbed Out
# Stubbed Out

Doctors urge all third level institutes to ban tobacco from campuses

Nov 9th 2016, 8:00 AM 5,344 Views 14 Comments

UCD and Trinity College have started making their universities smoke-free.

# smoking - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling
# Healthy Ireland Survey
# Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Oct 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 14,844 Views 88 Comments

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

# smoking - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Trinity College has come up with an excellent way to settle the Barrys vs Lyons debate
# Butt Out
From The Daily Edge
# Butt Out

Trinity College has come up with an excellent way to settle the Barrys vs Lyons debate

Oct 18th 2016, 2:47 PM 9,880 Views 6 Comments

Ooh. It’s a close one.

# smoking - Friday 7 October, 2016

'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids
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'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids

Oct 7th 2016, 3:23 PM 17,794 Views 10 Comments

Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.

# smoking - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications
# The AA
# The AA

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications

Aug 11th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,185 Views 27 Comments

A study by the AA found a discrepancy between the number of people who smoke compared to the number of people who say they do.

# smoking - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there should be a tax on e-cigarettes?

Jul 31st 2016, 12:38 PM 26,024 Views 82 Comments

The fact that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco or tar is one of the arguments as to why they should not be taxed as heavily as normal cigarettes.

# smoking - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about
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# Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about

Jun 30th 2016, 3:30 PM 15,844 Views 12 Comments

And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.

7 little-known facts about smoking to make you think twice about lighting up
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# Sponsored By Nicorette

7 little-known facts about smoking to make you think twice about lighting up

Jun 30th 2016, 2:23 PM 29,442 Views 31 Comments

And hopefully will help you to quit, too.

# smoking - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Smoking will soon be banned in most Irish playgrounds

Jun 14th 2016, 8:58 AM 11,927 Views 59 Comments

The majority of local authorities have committed to smoke-free policies.

# smoking - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking
# World No Tobacco Day
# World No Tobacco Day

No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking

May 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 692 Views 68 Comments

Two in three smokers want to give up writes Donald Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society.

# smoking - Monday 30 May, 2016

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about
# Sponsored By Nicorette
# Sponsored By Nicorette

Want to stop smoking? Here are 7 great reasons for quitting you might not have thought about

May 30th 2016, 2:39 PM 16,789 Views 27 Comments

And some happen as soon as you stub out that last cigarette.

# smoking - Friday 20 May, 2016

Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today
# Smoking
# Smoking

Flavoured cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

May 20th 2016, 2:27 PM 57,789 Views 65 Comments

Regulation of e-cigarettes will also be enforced from today.

# smoking - Monday 16 May, 2016

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"
# Controversial
# Controversial

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"

May 16th 2016, 4:18 PM 19,627 Views 125 Comments

Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.

# smoking - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

May 7th 2016, 7:30 AM 19,884 Views 40 Comments

A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.